On this Bloom Day I have slightly more to show than usual. The large tulip blossom in the photo is just about ready to fall apart, but you can see three more blossoms will carry on.
These grape hyacinths are sharing a pot with the little hoop daffodil. The revelation for me is how much foliage comes along with the grape hyacinths. I have another tiny pot of muscari on the windowsill by my bed. All the bulbs for forcing I have used are from Brent and Becky’s.
There is no more dependable bloomer in every season that the lovely Abutilon or parlor maple. One attribute I have never mentioned is that this plant is ‘self-cleaning.’ I don’t have to prune off the spent flowers, they drop of their own accord. All I have to do is keep the floor swept.
Thank yous to Carol at May Dreams Gardens for inventing and hosting Bloom Day. Logon and see who else has flowers, even while the snow lies deep on the land.